What and where is Southern Grove?
Southern Grove is a 3,605-acre Development of Regional Impact (DRI) south of Tradition Parkway. It is a part of an 8,200-acre region known to the public and marketed as “Tradition.”
The Southern Grove section is the land to the east and west of Village Parkway, south of Tradition Parkway and north of the Martin County line by Becker Road. This land is approved for a mix of uses, including research and development, industrial, commercial and multi-family residential
Southern Grove includes the Tradition Center for Innovation, which includes Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital, Keiser University, the Florida Center for Biosciences and the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. Southern Grove also includes the developing Tradition Center for Commerce, which will be anchored by a new 411,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility for City Electric Supply.
With high visibility and easy north-south access to Interstate 95, this land in Southern Grove – which is shovel-ready and entitled for commercial and industrial uses -- has long been envisioned as Port St. Lucie’s future jobs corridor and an integral part of the City’s long-term economic prosperity.
In fact, as far back as 2004, these 1,321 acres of the jobs corridor were designated as an “employment center” in a report by the Urban Land Institute which analyzed the best uses for the land in this area. Because of the way Port St. Lucie was platted by its original developer, General Development Corp., there are no other similar vacant, large commercial and industrial parcels in Port St. Lucie – and all of South Florida -- that could be developed into this jobs corridor with the potential to create more than 22,500 jobs including retail, office, hotel, warehousing, hospital and research and development.
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Southern Grove News
The City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved moving ahead with a proposal from world-renowned Cleveland Clinic to establish a biomedical translational research institute in the City’s Florida Center for Bio-Sciences property.
05/29/2019 2:30 PM
City Council to consider proposals regarding Florida Center for Bio-Sciences building at meeting tonight
The City Council tonight will consider two separate offers relating to the Florida Center for Bio-Sciences property in the Tradition Center for Innovation. City staff will recommend the Council authorize negotiations for an agreement with Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.
05/28/2019 10:56 AM
The City Council this week offered its support for Florida International University’s planned acquisition of the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies.
05/15/2019 2:58 PM
The Mayor and City Council members applaud today’s decision by the St. Lucie County School Board to unanimously support Somerset Academy’s charter school application to establish a new career technical academy on city-owned land.
04/30/2019 4:59 PM
Ophthalmic surgical instrument maker OCULUS Surgical, Inc. held an expansion announcement ceremony on February 7 on the future site of the company’s planned $7 million, 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Tradition Center for Commerce.
02/08/2019 11:23 AM
A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be making recommendations to the city of Port St. Lucie on the creation of a clear vision, goals and strategy for the successful development of Southern Grove.
10/29/2018 1:31 PM
The first ceremonial shovelful of dirt turned by the TAMCO Group marks a major manufacturing expansion for the City Electric Supply subsidiary; it also kick-starts the long-awaited economic promise of the Tradition Center for Commerce.
09/13/2018 1:08 PM